Register Now for Homecoming Weekend 2014!

Register Now for Homecoming Weekend 2014!

Event Schedule 2014

 

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014


Class of 1964 Golden Anniversary Reunion

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – 1828 Café (Pearsons Hall)

Members of the Class of 1964 and the Golden Anniversary Club (all classes that graduated prior to 1964) are invited to reminisce, reconnect and relive your favorite McKendree memories at this special event. New this year, take a walk down memory lane with a special presentation on the history of campus presented by current McKendree students.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


 


All Reunion Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Lobby

All alumni are invited to join us for a special reception and to reconnect with fellow alums while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and live music.  This event if free of charge. Business attire.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


 


Class of 1989 25th Anniversary ReunionNew Sticker

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Lobby

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University

Honored members of the 25th Reunion Class of 1989, it's time to reunite! Contact your former roommate, teammate or carpool buddy, come back to campus and let's celebrate!  We invite to join us for the All Alumni Reunion, and then afterwards for our Sip, Savor & Socialize event.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Sip, Savor & Socialize

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Cafe 1828 (Pearsons Hall), 1015 Belleville Street, Lebanon, Illinois 62254

Young alums or alums young at heart are invited to celebrate with us at our Homecoming kickoff party hosted by the McKendree Alumni Association.  Join us for an evening of fun, savors (appetizers), sips (drinks) and live music.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road - SOLD OUT!

7:30 p.m. – The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

Not a tribute band, but world class musicians playing one of the world’s greatest albums – track for track, note for note, meticulously researched and lovingly recreated, live! Hear some of the Beatles’ greatest hits, such as “Come Together,” “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something” in a one-of-a-kind concert experience.

This event is SOLD OUT!

 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

Alumni Registration

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Campus Quad & Fountain Area

Check-in at the alumni registration tent.  Tickets for your selected activities will be included in your registration packets.  Make sure to stop by to receive your McKendree alumni swag!


 


Homecoming Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Ames Dining Hall

This event is open to members of the William McKendree, Old Main, and Cornerstone Societies.  A separate invitation will be mailed for this event.


 


 History Walking ToursNew Sticker

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Begins from Campus Quad & Fountain Area

Don’t miss your chance to rediscover McKendree! Take a fun, historical walking tour of campus led by McKendree faculty and students. Learn more about our fascinating past, people and campus buildings such as Bothwell Chapel, Old Main, Carnegie and more! Tours will be approximately one hour in length and don’t forget comfortable shoes.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Ferox Trolley & Tailgate Party

10:30 a.m. – Melvin Prive Convocation Center Parking Lot & Leemon Field North Lot

All Ferox (Phi Rho Chi) alumni are invited to ride the trolley in the parade and then gather to reconnect with other Ferox alumni.  The trolley lines up in the Convocation Center parking lot at 10:30 a.m.  The tailgate party starts immediately following the parade in the North Lot next to Leemon Field.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Homecoming Parade

11:00 a.m. – Parade Route TBA

Join crowds of students, residents, parents and alumni and line the streets to watch the annual Homecoming parade.  Come support our alumni awardees, bands, royalty, and student organizations as they raise spirit for the game against Missouri S & T.


 


Bearcat BBQ Bash & Bogey Kids ZoneNew Sticker

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Campus Quad, Fountain Area & Leemon Field Parking Lots

Join Bearcat alumni, families and friends for a kickoff barbeque and tailgate celebration!  Enjoy delicious food, family entertainment, giveaways and special appearances by Bogey the Bearcat, the McKendree Marching Band, cheerleaders and dance team.  New this year for families will be the Bogey Kids Zone that will feature bounce houses, family photos, games, crafts, face painting, and much more.  You can also reserve your own tailgate spot for the game by contacting McKendree Athletics at www.mckbearcats.com.  It's the place to be on game day!  Lunch tickets are only $5 and children under 5 are free.

KIDS - Show off your Bearcat spirit by entering the 2014 Homecoming Coloring Contest!


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


 Bearcat Football vs. Missouri S & T

1:00 p.m. – Leemon Field

Reserved seats are $7, general admission is $5, students are $4 and children under 5 are free.  Cheer the Bearcats to victory as they unleash against Missouri S & T. #BearcatsUnleashed 

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.


 


 Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – St. Clair Country Club, 100 S. 78th St., Belleville, Illinois 62223

All alumni are invited to join us at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s alumni awardees.  A welcome reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required in advance. The 2014 awardees inductees are:

Sports Hall of Fame

Tom Pile ‘65 - Alumni Coach & Sports Professional
1999-2002 Women’s Indoor Track & Field Teams - Former Athletes/Teams
Emily Hart ‘08 - Women’s Basketball
Kyle Jahn ’09 - Men’s Wrestling

Academy of Excellence

Kenneth Cope ‘68
Carol Klopmeyer ’71
Jeffrey Thornton ‘88
Debra Turpin ’90 & ‘07

Rising Star

Dr. Brian Klostermann ‘04
Dr. Sara Rubenacker ‘06
Courtney Logan ‘08

Loyal Service

Gregory Snyder ‘70

Peter Akers

Donna Dosier ’56
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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 

Choir Alumni Gathering

8:30 a.m. – 1828 Cafe (Pearsons Hall)

Choir alumni are invited to participate in the annual Homecoming Chapel Service.  Join fellow vocalists for a continental breakfast followed by rehearsal at 9:00 a.m.  Lend us your voice and join other Bearcats during a performance at the Bothwell Chapel Service.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


 Chapel Service

10:00 a.m. – Bothwell Chapel

Join McKendree Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison and Rev. Jared Evans '09 who will lead alumni, students, faculty and friends in worship.  Deceased alumni of the past year will be honored during the service.


 


Bearcat Brunch

11:00 a.m. – Ames Dining Hall

Let’s Brunch!  The Alumni Association invites you and your family to be our guests for Sunday Brunch.  The food is fantastic, but the conversation amongst friends is better!  The brunch is free of charge to alums and families, but reservations are required.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Alumni Mission Trip ReunionNew Sticker

11:00 a.m. – Ames Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. – Bothwell Chapel - Slideshow Presentation & Discussion

The Chaplain’s Office invites all past participants in the McKendree mission trips to join us for the Homecoming Chapel Service, Bearcat Brunch and an alumni reunion hosted by McKendree Chaplain, Rev. Tim Harrison. Gather with fellow classmates, share your mission trip memories with a slideshow presentation, and enjoy a discussion led by Rev. Harrison regarding future alumni mission travel opportunities.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Bearcat Women’s Soccer vs. Bellarmine University

12:00 p.m. – Leemon Field

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.


 


Bearcat Men’s Soccer vs. Bellarmine University

2:30 p.m. – Leemon Field

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.


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TRAVEL INFORMATION


Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.  Please ask for the McKendree University Rate.

 

Drury Inn
1118 Central Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-2211

Super 8 Hotel (formerly Mid-America Inn & Suites)
1100 Eastgate Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-6060

   

Hilton Garden Inn
360 Regency Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-4499

Best Western Plus (formerly LaQuinta Inn)
9730 Hayden Drive
Mascoutah, IL 62258
(618) 808-0280

   

Comfort Suites
137 Ludwig Drive
Fairview
Heights, IL 62208
(618) 394-0202

Dr. Jazz Bed & Breakfast
230 W. St. Louis St.
Lebanon, IL 62254

(618) 537-2200

   

 

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